Sunday, October 13, 2013

NYC Public School Parents: King's claim that parents are being "manipulated" by special interests; does he deserve to stay in office?

NYC Public School Parents: King's claim that parents are being "manipulated" by special interests; does he deserve to stay in office?:

King's claim that parents are being "manipulated" by special interests; does he deserve to stay in office?



Commissioner King announced he was pulling out of already-scheduled PTA forums, after parents and teachers had freely vented their frustrations with the Common Core and testing during town hall meetings in Whitesboro and Poughkeepsie last week.  More on the blog about these events from yesterday’s blog here.
In the statement released to reporters yesterday, King claimed he was cancelling his participation in future PTA forums because parents were being dominated and manipulated by “special interests.” Though Dennis Tompkins, NYSED spokesman, refused to identify to reporters who was meant by this term, King was clearly referring to the teachers union. 
Here and below is the full video of the Poughkeepsie forum, revealing that parents became increasingly frustrated at having to wait one hour and 23 minutes before being allowed to speak, and were angered when the 30 minutes they had been promised were continually 

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